Juvenile Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Part of the Arte Publico Press Pinata Book series, this wonderfully illustrated, bilingual children's book (Spanish/English) is about the delights and felicity of eating watermelon, leading to happy family reminiscences. Written by Mary Sue Galindo, a mother, poet, and former teacher who saw a need for children's literature that would transmit the best aspects of her Hispanic cultural heritage.
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This book covers the importance that family is to the Hispanic culture. How food and family are a combinations of showing love and appreciation in the Hispanic culture.
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Grade Levels: 2-4 * A great book that allows students to make world connections with a different culture; also a great book for ELL students as it is written in both English and Spanish Read full review